A recent study by Napper and Thompson at Plymouth University examined the abundance of microscopic fibres released that are from synthetic clothes when they’re washed. Synthetic fabrics have been used instead of cotton, wool and linen for over 50 years and their prevalence in clothing is increasing. The increase in these microfibres and a recent … More Invasion of the microplastics
Recent research, published February 2017 in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, has found increased ingestion of plastic in the White-chinned Petrel in Brazil. Scientists predict this increased ingestion is likely to increase if plastic pollution isn’t reduced now. These birds aren’t the only marine organisms effected by plastic waste on a daily basis. So I’ve put together a list of … More Decluttering our oceans one step at a time
Throughout my research into marine plastic pollution for a university project I came across a phenomenon called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. You may of heard of it. To me it strikes up a very powerful image that, primarily, is very misunderstood. The ‘patch’ was discovered by Charles Moore, in 1997 who was surrounded by plastic as … More The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – real or not real?